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  • IT insolvencies increase but things could be worse

    There's an interesting quirk in the latest monthly insolvency figures from Experian. While the number of insolvencies in August as a whole were the lowest since February, the figure for the IT sector was 9% higher than in August 2010. But this is... 

  • Yah boo sucks, that's enough Oracle and Autonomy!

    I love a good spat as much as the next person but am I alone in thinking there is something incredibly childish in the current very public row between Oracle and Autonomy? It's pretty unseemly for one company to accuse the CEO at another of havin... 

  • Whitespace offers new generation of Orwellian technology

    Personally, I'm obsessed with the continuing story of White Space, the invention that uses unused parts of the TV spectrum to create a new form of wi-fi. The upshot is that large parts of the Britain - unreachable parts of the countryside, can now ge... 

  • Does the Web makes us all more angry and abusive?

    Should we be surprised by a US poll that shows 56% of people in their teens and early 20s have been the target of online taunting, harassment or bullying? I'm not. You only have to look at the level of discourse on the web, the vitriol and abuse pour... 

  • Blame for NHS's £12 billion IT disaster identified

    No evidence of corruption has been found in the NHS IT cock up that has cost the UK taxpayer £12.8 billion. The root causes, according to a spokesman forCampaign4Change, which campaigns for Government IT reforms, areaccountability (50%), over a... 

  • Any new energy management vendors worth a punt?

    Energy management systems are a £7bn market already. It was our taxes that created this market, so we might as well get involved, if only to get our investment back. So who are the runners and riders in the race for supremacy in this market? Al... 

  • Salesforce can't live with the channel and can't live without it

    Analyst Tiffani Bova, Gartner's VP of world wide sales and channel strategies, says that the channel will play a huge part in the delivery of cloud services, despite what Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff may say. Last week, Benioff held a revivalist... 

  • Red Hat: on track to become a billion dollar open source software company

    Amid all the reports about Red Hat's very strong performance in the second quarter ending 31 August, only one site seems to have picked up on an intriguing comment made by the vendor's CEO Jim Whitehurst in the statement accompanying the results anno... 

  • Can Microsoft explanation for Office 365 and Windows Live outage reassure cloud customers?

    The explanation as to why Microsoft suffered an outage of three and a half hours to its Office 365 and Windows Live services on 8 September might not be too reassuring for those people out there tempted to move to the cloud. According to a blog post ... 

  • Tableau offers business intelligence for dummies

    I missed the event, but a tip off from a former tabloid journalist told me that the Tableau's partner programme might be worth investigating Research companies Gartner and IDC both recently rated Tableau as the fastest growing business intelligence v...